‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Reportedly Set To Start Filming This Autumn

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, Netflix
Published 19.07.19
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I just could not get into Stranger Things 3.

During most of the episodes I found myself being way too easily distracted because I struggled to get on board with the story. It all just felt way too familiar and like I’d completely outgrown.

I don’t want to see 14 year-olds having it off all the time and being moody. Maybe I need to go back and pay attention.

However, clearly I’m in the minority, as this season of Stranger Things smashed records left right and centre.

According to the Netflix Twitter account (and via Entertainment Weekly), the latest offering of the suburban fantasy was watched by 40.7 million accounts in its first four days.

The service tweeted: ‘@Stranger_Things 3 is breaking Netflix records!

40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch — more than any other film or series in its first four days.

‘And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season.’

And while the new season has yet to be officially announced, that cliffhanger ending, as well as the audience and critical reaction means that  Stranger Things 4 is absolutely inevitable.

Very inevitable as it goes, as according to a new listing from Production Weekly, the hit show is set to begin shooting the fourth outing in October this year, meaning the new season could premiere as early as 2020.

There’s no word on what the plot will be – although I think the Upside Down will be involved somewhere along the line – or even when in the 1980s it will take place, but ComicBook.com reports “there are contracts in place for the cast to return,” and even star David Harbour, who had a pretty mysterious ending in the third season, could be back.

Stranger Things co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer have remained pretty tight lipped about what to expect, but they have previously discussed what we can expect to see in season four, teasing that it will be “very different”.

Matt Duffer revealed that the new season is “going to open up a little bit”, in terms of “allowing plot lines into areas outside of Hawkins”.

Ross Duffer also added: “We don’t want to write ourselves in a corner, so we try to have these early discussions with the writers just to make sure that we’re setting ourselves up to go in the right direction.

“We don’t know a lot, but we do know a lot of the big broad strokes. At the end of season two, we knew about Billy. We knew that the Russians were going to come in. We didn’t know the mall and stuff, but again, we know these big broad strokes.

“That’s sort of where we are in season four. We have the big broad strokes. It’s just now about filling in those lines in the details.”

Who knows. Maybe I was being a bit harsh before.

The loveable Alexei was great – as was Erica.

She became one of the founding members of the Scoops Troop in Season 3— which also includes Dustin, Steve, and fellow new-comer Robin — who aid in taking down the Mind Flayer and the Russians, and fans were loving her.

So, when is Stranger Things Season 4 out?

Stranger Things 4 is set for a 2020 release with filming reportedly taking place this autumn.